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Welcome protection for consumers of certain cryptoasset investments

By Gurprit Mattu The Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA”) published its final rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes (“ETN’s”) that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple. The rules apply to firms who are operating from or in the United Kingdom. The ban comes into effect on 6 […]

Planning conditions and access routes – DB Symmetry v Swindon BC

By Richard Humphreys QC Richard Humphreys QC (instructed by Jones Day) represented DB Symmetry Ltd (the appellant). The dispute was as to whether a planning condition required the developer to dedicate access roads as public highways or whether it merely regulated the physical attributes of the roads. The Court of Appeal held, allowing the appeal from […]

Court of Appeal gives judgment on the long residence rule

By Manjit S Gill QC, Edward Nicholson Do past or present periods of overstaying mean that a person who has otherwise remained continuously in the UK with leave for 10 years cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Long Residence Rule in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules? This question is considered […]

Green light for mortgage repossessions

By Gurprit Mattu On 31 October 2020, the government ban on repossession hearings comes to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with repossession proceedings if appropriate. When is it appropriate? The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published further guidance on Mortgages and Coronavirus [1] which applies from 16 September 2020. It sets out that firms must continue to […]

Court dismisses challenge to decision granting planning permission for relocation of works at nuclear power station within AONB

By Leanne Buckley-Thomson Introduction Judgment in the case of Girling v East Suffolk Council [2020] 9 WLUK 348 was delivered on 1st October 2020 and it’s certainly one to add to your personal planning case book. The Claimant sought judicial review of the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for replacement facilities in respect of what is […]

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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.


The China Elite is here

When The Lawyer published the Asia Pac 150, 35 of the region’s top firms were Chinese. But that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the PRC legal market. This week we publish the most detailed research available on Chinese firms: their financial performance, growth and international strategy and the particular challenges that each of them […]

Rhory Robertson interviewed on LBC following sentencing of Twitter ‘troll’

Rhory Robertson, partner and head of Collyer Bristow’s cyber investigation unit, has been interviewed live on LBC following sentencing of the Twitter ‘troll’ found guilty of threatening MP Stella Creasy. Peter Nunn, the Twitter ‘troll’, was handed an 18-week prison term. He was convicted for issuing a number of menacing posts including one in which he […]

Christopher Hotten QC from No5 Chambers prosecutes barracks murder trial

A soldier, Corporal McNeil, was found brutally murdered with his neck broken in three different places in a suspected revenge attack from Corporal Richard Farrell. Christopher Hotten QC from No5 Chambers, prosecuting, said that significant force had been applied to the neck that killed NcNeil. DNA evidence recovered from Farrell’s top and shoes matched those […]

Nabarro ends hunt for French ally with Lefèvre Pelletier

After six months, Nabarro ’s hunt for a French firm to join its European alliance is over. On Monday the firm announced that it was signing up with Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés to fill the hole left when August & Debouzy quit the alliance earlier this year. Lefèvre Pelletier is an interesting choice. It is […]

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New fraud law proposals should be welcomed

Proposals for a new offence of failure to prevent economic fraud will be a catalyst for a debate which has been a long time coming. The proposals, announced last month at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, represent a potential seismic shift in the application of criminal law to corporations and white collar workers. Corporate prosecutions […]

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